Mr Kevin Peel

Clinical Psychologist

MPsychClin BAppSc(Hons) MAPS FCCLP
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Master of Psychology (Clinical), Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours), Member of the Australian Psychological Society, Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Board Approved Supervisor – Psychology Board of Australia.

About Kevin

During his training, Kevin was moved by the vast suffering of patients that had experienced trauma in their early years. Ever since, Kevin has pursued professional development to build the range and depth of his trauma related therapeutic abilities, in order to provide clients the most effective treatment he can.

Areas of work:

Kevin works with individuals and couples experiencing the following difficulties:

  • Depression and/or anxiety
  • Personality Disorders (esp. Borderline)
  • Dissociative Disorders
  • PTSD or complex PTSD
  • Substance use problems
  • Other adult consequences of childhood abuse
  • Grief and loss


Treatment Approaches:

To provide individualised treatment for each client, Kevin integrates techniques from:

  • Schema Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Ego State (Resource) Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Somatosensory Psychotherapy


Background and Experience

Further to working with the widespread difficulties of anxiety and depression, Kevin has worked with patients with substance use disorders, personality disorders, and other complex presentations. He has performed group therapy with these populations for over five years in psychiatric services, and has received basic and advanced training directly from the American originators of Group Schema Therapy, Joan Farrell and Ida Shaw.

Kevin has also been trained in the trauma-focussed individual therapies of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Advanced Ego State (Resource) Therapy. He has also completed training in Resource Therapy that qualifies him to train other psychologists and psychotherapists in this powerful therapy. Kevin currently spends his time at the Cairnmillar Institute treating clients, supervising trainee psychologists, and delivering short courses in counselling skills. He also hopes to commence a Group Schema Therapy program in the not-too-distant future.

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